Hello FitFeat Friends!
Whew, what a busy bee kind of morning it’s been so far, and it’s only 8:47 as I begin to type this. I’ve had a lot of blog-related catch up to do this morning, emails to reply to, made a pancake b-fast for MSP today, am still in my PJs and have yet to finish my post! What’s weird is my coffee this morning seemed to be UBER-caffeinated! I used the same single-serve pod brand that I’ve used every day for years, and today it hit me like a truck for some reason. I am having a hard time sitting still, my fingers are going faster than my brain and I feel almost shaky! Crazy java! Maybe the dogs slipped a”wog ruffie” into my mug, in hopes that I’d take them out to burn off this extra energy
Speaking of dogs… yesterday’s exercise included a 30 minute WOG for the pups. Poor Riley hadn’t been out for a real wog since her cone-inducing incident. And you could sure tell. She was a maniac! I spent most of that 30 minutes snapping her leash, shouting “Riley, BACK”. I think she has stubborn mule syndrome short term memory problems because she only follows commands now for about a millisecond and then goes right back to whatever she was doing before I corrected her. She thinks she can get away with anything now that she’s OLD, but I’m on to her little scheme.
Since the wog was more for them than for me, I then hopped on the treadmill afterward, while watching an episode of “Eastwick” on Hulu. It was 40 minutes of interval fun! Speedwork this time: I focused on including intervals of 9+ mph. It was definitely a sweat-maker! I might have to do it again today!
Yesterday’s eats included a quick bite before my a.m. client, Ezekial toast (which looks to be drowing in vegan ‘non-butter’ but really it just doesn’t melt well!)
Later a PUMPKINY green smoothie…
This one had:
- 1/2 cucumber
- sweet clover sprouts
- 1/2 banana
- about 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- palmful of raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- BIG fist o’spinach
- 1/2 cantaloupe
I felt like NOT having a salad for lunch, so how ’bout a salad in a can? Amy’s Organic Minestrone, mmm warm and veggie-ful.
Late afternoon while I was prepping dinner stuff, I made a little batch of kale chips, this time with a good dash of nutritional yeast… and ate the whole batch.
We’ve been craving a visit to Garbanzo’s lately and just haven’t made it up there, so I decided we’d make our own homemade version. I finally tried this box of Falafel mix I had in my pantry. I wanted to see if it was easier better than the ones I’d made from scratch. The answer: NO WAY. Not that the ones I made at home were all that and a bag of kale chips, but these were SO flipping dry you felt like you needed to load them up on some sort of sauce, which we did not have.
In their defense, I did follow their “broiling” instructions rather than frying them in oil. They obviously wouldn’t be so dry if they were sopping around in a pan of olive oil before eating. But that would defeat the purpose of them being a bit healthier than the charred deepfried version we get when eating at Garbanzo. Sorry “Fantastic World Foods”, this one won’t make it into my grocery basket again anytime soon.
Here’s how my plate turned out: smeared with my homemade hummus, topped with a little rice pilaf, some roasted zucchini & baby bellas, a rooster tail of romaine and 1/4 whole wheat pita. Oddly, the broiled falafel look like GINGER COOKIES!!
And MSP made his into a pita pocket (sadly lacking any veggie action)
I need to make a good cucumber dill sauce to put on our leftovers to combat the dryness, so I’ll be on the hunt for a good (read: EASY) recipe that I can use MimicCreme in. If you have one, please feel free to share in the comments section! Or if you have a homemade healthy falafel recipe that you love, please share that too!
OK, fit peeps, I need to get this party started moving on my Wednesday. Don’t forget to email me a pic of your awesome bicep flexing for FLEX IT FRIDAY before midnight Thursday! If you have a blog, be sure to include your blog address in the email so that I can mention it!
Have a brilliant day and I’ll see ya next time!
– Shari B. =)